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City of Lincoln 10k road closure information for residents

16 February 2018

In accordance with City of Lincoln Council, an order has been made prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions by vehicles in order to facilitate the safe holding of the City of Lincoln 10K.


Essential drainage repairs planned for Horncastle

16 February 2018

A damaged drainage gully on the A158 Jubilee Way, Horncastle, will be repaired next week and a drainage issue on the A153 Bull Ring will be investigated.

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Lincolnshire Wolds and Chalk Streams projects awarded national funding

15 February 2018

Two Lincolnshire countryside projects are among 37 schemes to be awarded national funding from the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund.

Childrens Health

New contact number for children's health enquiries

14 February 2018

The children’s health contact number is changing from 18 February to 01522 843000.


Have your say on the new special educational needs and disabilities vision for Lincolnshire

13 February 2018

Parents, carers and other interested parties are being encouraged to complete an online survey on proposals to develop a new model for special education.

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Debut author invites vistors to dive into new novel at The Collection

13 February 2018

Imogen Hermes Gowar will be the latest author to visit The Collection to talk about her debut novel.

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Lincolnshire firefighter humbled after humanitarian deployment to Bangladesh

13 February 2018

A Lincolnshire fire officer was honoured and humbled to be part of a humanitarian request to Bangladesh, working with the UK’s emergency medical team.


Works on A17 Washway Rd in Fleet Hargate and Long Sutton planned for next week

12 February 2018

Drivers are asked to remain conscientious of the traffic management and restrictions in place for the safety of both the workforce and road users.

Good Citizens Award

Nominate your Good Citizen for 2018

12 February 2018

Nominations are now open for this years Good Citizen Awards.

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County council offers up Food Enterprise Zone and residential development opportunities in Holbeach

12 February 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

Over twenty organisations and businesses made their way to Holbeach to learn more about the Food Enterprise Zone and new residential developments in the area.

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A17 Sleaford Bypass embankment works reach midway point

12 February 2018

Works to repair and protect the bank started last November and are still expected to be complete by the end of April 2018.


'Switch now' says TV’s Martin Lewis to save hard-earned cash by changing supplier

9 February 2018

Finance experts, from Government to TV money-saving guru Martin Lewis, all agree that many can save hard-earned cash by switching suppliers.

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Hoax 999 calls to Fire and Rescue put lives at risk

9 February 2018

Hoax 999 calls could have cost Lincolnshire firefighters up to 180 hours in delays in reaching emergencies between April and December last year.

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Repairs planned for B1196 Hanby Lane, Welton le Marsh

9 February 2018

Improvements will be taking place on the section of the B1196 that runs between Welton le Marsh and Willoughby later this month.


Your views wanted on improvements to the Lincolnshire Coastal Highway

8 February 2018 | Updated: 8 February 2018

People are encouraged to give their views on improving the route which runs from the A1 along the A46 to Lincoln and then through the A158 to Skegness.

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Lincoln bars offer free drinks testing for safer nights out Video

7 February 2018

Bars and pubs in Lincoln are taking part in a new 6-month pilot scheme offering to test drinks for the presence of drugs.

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Streetlighting works planned for Sleaford Road, Boston

7 February 2018

A number of streetlighting columns between Wyberton Bridge rail crossing and South Parade are to be replaced.

Pothole Repairs

Council nets extra £1.7m to tackle an estimated 30,000 potholes

7 February 2018

The Government has given the county council a further £1,736,514 from its 2017/18 Pothole Action Fund.

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Washingborough Road closure planned for February half term

6 February 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

The closures will allow BAM Nuttall to carry out necessary ducting work to allow for the underground diversion of overhead power lines – all part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project.


Wragby Road junction improvements to start next week

5 February 2018

Works to carry out the congestion-busting scheme in Lincoln along Outer Circle Road and Wragby Road are expected to last 20 weeks.

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Planning application for A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout approved

5 February 2018

Plans for a new roundabout at the junction of Lincoln Road and the A46 in Dunholme have been approved by the Planning and Regulation Committee, bringing the project one step closer to fruition.

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New exhibition brings Lincoln engineering to life

2 February 2018

Visitors to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life have a unique chance to view rarely seen objects this February in a special exhibition.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Washingborough rail bridge works nearly complete

2 February 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

Work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is back on track and well underway, as archaeological investigations, rail bridge construction and initial ground work to build the road itself continues.

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£12m funding to support the delivery of the northern section of Spalding’s Western Relief Road

1 February 2018 | Updated: 2 February 2018

Major development for Spalding is a significant step closer after an announcement today that South Holland District Council has been successful in securing funding.

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Skegness market trader pleads guilty after sale of counterfeit clothing

1 February 2018

A market trader has been handed a three-year conditional discharge and £1k fine after selling over 1,000 items of counterfeit clothing.

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£253,000 funding to support Lincolnshire schools

31 January 2018

The Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together partnership (LTT) has been awarded £253,000 to boost primary school-to-school support for pupils aged 9-11.


Selected Sudbrooke roads to be rebuilt

30 January 2018

A number of 40-year-old roads in the village will be given a new lease of life, thanks to upcoming improvements using modern materials and methods

Pothole Repairs

Repairs planned for roads in Wragby and Sturton by Stow

30 January 2018

Potholes will be repaired on two main village roads ahead of future surface dressing which will help extend their life.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works scheduled for A151 Winsover Road in Spalding

30 January 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

The improvements works, which will enhance safety along Winsover Road, are to start in February.

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Resurfacing works scheduled for Station Road and Fiskerton Road in Reepham

29 January 2018 | Updated: 30 January 2018

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway on sections of the two roads will start at the end of February.

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Lincolnshire schools continue to succeed at GCSE despite grading changes

26 January 2018

GCSE performance tables for 2017 released by the DfE reveal a good response from Lincolnshire students to the new English and maths measure.


Further delays for Gainsborough surfacing and road marking works due to adverse weather

26 January 2018

Road resurfacing, replacing road markings and improving traffic signals are among works to be carried on a number of roads in Gainsborough.

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Archaeological investigations for phase two of Grantham Southern Relief Road underway

26 January 2018 | Updated: 26 January 2018

2018 in Grantham has kicked off with on-site archaeological works near the A1 starting, signifying the continuation of preliminary works part of the £81m project’s second phase.

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Lincolnshire supports its 1,500 young carers with awareness day

25 January 2018

Lincolnshire County Council is supporting Young Carers Awareness Day to ensure young people who are caring for a loved one get the help they need.

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A17 embankment repairs update: Work on westbound carriageway complete

24 January 2018

The £2.4m project to carry out large scale drainage improvements and protect the bank from further slippage and deterioration is on track to complete end of April.

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Cllr Richard Davies looks back at a busy year for Highways

24 January 2018

Over the course of 2017 we carried out around 34,000 jobs, including about 4,000 emergency repairs, around 97% of which were done within 24 hours.

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Fenland road set for major works

24 January 2018

A 1,250-metre section of the C627 Fodder Dyke Bank in Midville, near Stickney, is to be reconstructed using an innovative technique.

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Celebrate Valentine's under the stars in Lincoln this February

23 January 2018

One lucky couple are being given the opportunity to have a Valentine’s Day to remember with exclusive evening access to Lincoln Castle.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction works to restart under new contractor Video

22 January 2018 | Updated: 23 January 2018

The county council has officially ended its contract with Carillion and is pleased that Galliford Try is on-site today making the necessary arrangements for carrying on work as soon as possible.

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Positive feedback over potential upgrades to county's coastal transport routes

19 January 2018 | Updated: 19 January 2018

Potential improvements to coastal transport routes in Lincolnshire have been discussed with local businesses and organisations.

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Skegness shop owner pleads guilty to selling unsafe toys after Trading Standards inspection

18 January 2018

The owner of a Skegness shop has pleaded guilty to possessing an array of unsafe toys for supply.


Second referral to the Secretary of State on closure of Grantham A&E overnight

17 January 2018

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee have unanimously voted to refer the latest decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) for Grantham A&E to remain closed overnight, to the Secretary of State.

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Best in care to be recognised at Lincolnshire Care Awards

17 January 2018

The Lincolnshire Care Awards is again celebrating outstanding care workers, teams and organisations in a ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA).

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Boston man jailed for second time after illicit tobacco conviction

17 January 2018

A man from Boston has been jailed for a second time after being found guilty of possessing and selling illicit tobacco.

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Overnight resurfacing works on A607 Honington Road, Barkston

16 January 2018 | Updated: 17 January 2018

Failing sections of the carriageway are to be replaced over a two-night period later this month.

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Lincolnshire firefighters break all records with festive fund-raising

15 January 2018

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue are sending their sincere thanks to residents who helped them break all their fundraising records, with more than £30,000 being raised for charity over Christmas.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Council looking into all options following Carillion liquidation announcement

15 January 2018 | Updated: 22 January 2018

County council officials are determining the best way forward following the announcement that its primary Lincoln Eastern Bypass contractor, Carillion, has gone into liquidation following struggles with debts of £900m.

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New traffic lights for Boston junction

11 January 2018

New puffin-type signals that detect when people are using it, giving people time to cross safely, are to be installed at the junction of Norfolk Street / Witham Place.

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Chief Executive Tony McArdle to step down

11 January 2018

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Tony McArdle, will be stepping down after over twelve years in the role.

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Exhibition of works by Britain's most famous sculptor comes to Lincoln

9 January 2018

An exciting new exhibition is bringing work by Henry Moore to Lincoln, displaying rarely seen pieces and presenting a new side to the artist.

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Could EU funding boost your business?

8 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.


Consultation on new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities vision for Lincolnshire

8 January 2018

We have been working with all special school head teachers, chairs of governors of special schools and the Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to develop a new model for special education.


Firefighters launch Safe and Well checks in Lincolnshire

8 January 2018

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from Safe and Well checks by Lincolnshire firefighters.

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What to do with your real Christmas trees

5 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft Lincolnshire residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree.

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Bridge closure on Dixon Street, Lincoln

4 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The bridge over the River Witham (between Dixon Way and Witham Court) will be closed for refurbishment during the summer.

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Empowering self-care with one single library of services

4 January 2018

Lincolnshire County Council is developing a Library of Information and Services to provide online information and a searchable directory to support residents, service users, their families and carers.

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Businesses are warned to watch out for dubious tactics

4 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning to Lincolnshire businesses about dubious tactics being used by international firms to sign them up to unwanted subscriptions.

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Phase two underway for £81m Grantham Southern Relief Road

3 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The county council’s executive has given officers the green light to pursue the necessary legal orders and land acquisitions for the project.

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life to showcase hundreds of model aeroplanes

3 January 2018

See more than 100 models of the iconic Spitfire, and much more, at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on 27 and 28 January as part of the Airfix Weekend.

Pothole Repairs

Pothole repairs planned for A1084 at Bigby

3 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The work will be taking place between the junction with the B1434 and the junction with the C260 Kettleby Lane, starting on 11 January.


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